Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
“We were driving down Main Street and saw this show going on,” said New York City street artist known as Westgard. “The gallery is very inviting, with a huge glass store front. Inside were bright, large-scale paintings and lots of people. So we parked and went in.”
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
Delightful Santa Monica restaurant Upper West is counting down the days ‘til its next featured artist celebration next weekend when the art on its walls is changed for the next few months.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.
Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:19 am
The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Late Spring concert at 3 p.m. today, June 21. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:38 am
After years of singing at others’ events, crossover music star Nick Palance will be teaming up with the Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) to put on his own benefit Sunday June 28, “Coming Home,” to raise money to help homeless people in Los Angeles.
Posted Jun. 18, 2015, 8:57 am
Murder for Two is an Agatha Christie-style whodunit on speed. With an original fun book and entertaining music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, under the superb split-second timing and staging by director Scott Schwartz, fasten your seat belts for a non-stop 90 minutes of unabashed, high spirited, comic antics.
Posted Jun. 11, 2015, 9:40 am
Historic San Vicente Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to preservation the iconic courtyard housing on San Vicente Boulevard by having it designated as a historic district, will host a free, four-hour concert of performers on Sunday, June 21, 3 pm to 7 pm at Inspiration Point in Palisades Park (Ocean Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard).
Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:34 am
Santa Monica Public Library will present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow this Tuesday, June 9 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:15 am
Three artists will come together to show their art works in a celebratory art opening on Saturday, June 13 at Santa Monica Art Studios.
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 9:40 am
Free Arts Los Angeles will host their 2015 annual fundraiser, Free Arts’ Fun Day, a day for individuals and families throughout Los Angeles to come together to enjoy music, engaging art activities, children's art galleries, a group Mandala project, silent auction, food (taco bar and Dylan’s Candy Bar), refreshments and more.
Posted Jun. 4, 2015, 9:03 am
Hundreds of the top stand up paddleboard racers in the world and thousands of spectators will gather at the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, June 6, for the 6th annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.
Posted Jun. 2, 2015, 9:54 am
The Santa Monica College Musical Theatre Workshop class will present not one, but two highly entertaining “Comedy Tonight!” shows June 5-7. Each show will be a Musical Theatre Revue showcasing some of the finest musicals from the late 19th century to the present.
Posted Jun. 1, 2015, 3:24 pm
The lobby of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts was filled with excitement as hearing-impaired friends greeted each other with hugs and kisses, signing their enthusiasm that almost translated itself for those of us who are not hearing impaired. This enthusiasm was only the beginning of what was an astounding evening of a rare, emotionally charged theatrical experience.
Posted May. 29, 2015, 1:13 pm
Join intrepid art lovers on a unique self-guided odyssey through Topanga Canyon for the Artists’ Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31.
Posted May. 28, 2015, 8:42 am
The Santa Monica History Museum has been chosen as one of only five museums in the world to exhibit Shirley Temple’s personal childhood collection. The exhibit will be held June 4 through June 10.
Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Posted May. 22, 2015, 10:02 am
The Santa Monica Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a concert this Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm
The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.
Posted May. 19, 2015, 9:17 am
Money. Sex. Bad behavior. It’s just another day at the stock exchange. When global financials go radioactive, predators stand poised for a fight to the finish. Partnerships prove to be perilous and laws are meaningless in the jungle of scheming money managers.
Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:30 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted May. 16, 2015, 10:59 am
White Sun will host a free concert and record release party tonight, May 16, to celebrate its debut album.
Posted May. 14, 2015, 10:00 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company is proud to present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted May. 12, 2015, 9:20 am
Tongva Park continues its second season of cultural and eclectic programming this month with an enchanting Tongva After Dark evening of Gypsy and Eastern European musicians and singers, followed by a Family Saturday presenting a hula hoop fitness concert for all ages.
Posted May. 8, 2015, 6:00 am
By turns exuberant and headline grabbing violent, the long world-famous local movie star featured in Jim Akin’s new film, “The Ocean of Helena Lee”, is our own Santa Monica oceanfront. Yet watching it in “Helena Lee” is the equivalent of holding a conch shell to your ear and being privy to a singular, captivating experience, even to this writer, who has for decades ridden the bike path and even lived alongside it.